1960 – 2019
N. Grosvenordale – Frederick “Fred” J. Bates, 59, of Linehouse Rd., passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Shara (Lamontagne) Bates for nine years. Born in Fairfield, CA, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Rojo) Bates-Leduc.
Mr. Bates was the owner and operator of Bates Auto Parts. He was a member of the Springfield Chapter of the Hell’s Angels. He enjoyed working with his antique sawmill; he was always “tinkering.” He enjoyed rat rods and racing his car #43 at the Thompson Speedway. Fred was known for always helping other people.
In addition to his wife Shara, Fred is survived by his daughter, Nichol Paradise of Danielson; his step-son, Dillion Mark of Thompson; step-daughter, Larrissa Mark of Thompson; his brother, Christopher “Festis” Bates of ME; his sisters, Danielle (Bates) Albrecht of FL, and Terry Lynn Bardy of Southbridge, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Fred’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 followed by a burial in East Thompson Cemetery at 10:00 am.
Memorial donations in Fred’s memory may be made to Shara Bates, 65 Linehouse Rd, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com